Babel - Buenos Aires

Balcarce 946, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1064show map
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FabulousBased on  60 reviews
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Overview

The charming 3-star Babel is set in an exhibition area within a 15-minute walk of Plaza de Mayo. Since 1840, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Buenos Aires. Guests will enjoy a warm atmosphere created by professional staff.

The property is situated in San Telmo district, near Puerto Madero Waterfront. Guests can get to Buenos Aires city center, which is 2 km away.

The hotel is just a 15-minute walk from Constitución Railway train station, offering a direct train link to Airport. Jorge Newbery airport.

Within a 10-minute walk guests will find Independencia subway station.

Rooms

Individual climate control, a storage space and a work desk are provided in all inviting rooms at Babel. The rooms also have parquetry flooring.

Eat & Drink

Start each day at the dining room with buffet breakfast. The property has a gastronomic restaurant for on-site dining. There is a café bar onsite. La Brigada is set 250 meters from the hotel.

Relax

The hotel features a library and a golf course. On-site fitness amenities include a gym and gymnastics classes.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   9.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Boating
  • Horseback riding
  • Motor board
  • Tennis
  • Golf course
  • Squash
  • Archery

Services

  • Paid shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Library

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Living room
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Pontifical Catholic University of ArgentinaPontifical Catholic University of Argentina2300 ft
San Telmo Antique MarketSan Telmo Antique Market400 ft
Museo Penitenciario Antonio BallveMuseo Penitenciario Antonio Ballve700 ft
Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos AiresMuseo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires1000 ft
ARA Presidente Sarmiento Museum ShipARA Presidente Sarmiento Museum Ship2700 ft
Natural History MuseumNatural History Museum2700 ft
Independencia Subway StationIndependencia Subway Station2700 ft
Independencia Subway StationIndependencia Subway Station2700 ft
La Manzana de Las Luces La Manzana de Las Luces 3400 ftPeru 272
CabildoCabildo3900 ftBolivar 65
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La BrigadaLa Brigada800 ftEstados Unidos 465
Naturaleza SabiaNaturaleza Sabia100 ftBalcarce 958
Cafe RivasCafe Rivas200 ft
El DesnivelEl Desnivel600 ft
L'atelier De CelineL'atelier De Celine300 ftCarlos Calvo 242, San Telmo
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Constitución railway stationConstitución railway station4600 ft
Retiro StationRetiro Station2.0 mi
Once railway stationOnce railway station2.2 mi
Colon TheaterColon Theater1.4 mi
Constitución Subway StationConstitución Subway Station4600 ft
Plaza Miserere Subway StationPlaza Miserere Subway Station2.1 mi
Loria Subway StationLoria Subway Station2.5 mi
Castro Barros Subway StationCastro Barros Subway Station2.9 mi
Medrano Subway StationMedrano Subway Station3.0 mi
Recoleta CemeteryRecoleta Cemetery2.5 miJunin 1790
Palermo HollywoodPalermo Hollywood2.5 miBarrio de Palermo
Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo 3.0 miAvenida Del Libertador 1902
Alto PalermoAlto Palermo3.1 miAv. Santa Fe y Av Coronel Diaz Subte Line D Bulnes Station
Palermo Palermo 3.6 miBarrio Palermo
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Getting around
Airports
Train
Constitución railway station5000 ft
Underground
Independencia Subway Station3000 ft
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  60  reviews
  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The hotel is in a busy and thriving district of the city [San Telmo], being just a few minutes from the main Buenos AIres centre itself - say 15 mins walk from Casa Rosada and the main shops on Florida. Flag down one of the stream of passing cabs, if you prefer, for $15-20 Argentine Peso's a time (about £3). The hotel itself has interesting decor, nice seating areas inc. an open courtyard in which to relax, a bar, loads of books & newspapers, free internet/wi-fi and is exactly the type of Argentine experience we wanted. The staff are so friendly and helpful with an excellent knowledge of the City both formal and informal - they are always available without being intrusive, and only too willing to help or just chat. Breakfasts are large, varied and all-inclusive, complimentary tea /coffee is availble on request (liberably and very willingly, in our experience). We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 seperate stays at Babel - using it as our base between seperate ventures to the South and West of Argentinaduring our overall stay. The hotel kindly guarded some of our luggage whilst we were away.........one of many nice gestures we enjoyed there.

    San Telmo is very lively in the evening and this can mean street noise throughout the night - traffic, revellers, etc, so don't expect much peace and quiet in the bedrooms on the front of the hotel. However, this was not insurmountable and we found earplugs were the answer!

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The staff was very personable and knowlegable about the city.

    The room was very dirty - we found numerous hairballs on the floor and toilet and towels! Ugh and yuck. There were dustballs all over the floor in the courtyard (which was covered so it was not exposed to the outdoors) and the entry to our room. The bathroom was not very functional (I.E. nowhere to put toiletries, or even soap near the sink). Room was dark and sheets were torn; towels were frayed (not to mention, stained). This was supposed to be a superior room - what a joke. We ended up leaving and going to another (actual) boutique hotel that was clean!!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff could not have been more friendly, approachable and helpful. We assume that they are carefully hand-picked. They were certainly the best hotel staff we have met.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    A small boutique hotel in the San Telhmo neighborhood. Easy walk to the plaza de Mayo to see the famous Casa Rosada, Cathedral. It is only few blocks to the Purerto Madero where you can have a very nice walk along the canal. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a nice Mac computer for guests to use. The staff is courteous, helpful and speaking good English. Bed and pillows are very comfortable. The flat screen TV is good but no English speaking channel. Breakfast is included and can be arranged even early in the morning.

    A minor problem with our safe in the room.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The staff were excellent and so helpful that we didn't need the tourist office. I liked that it was small and boutique. The location was perfect, so close to Defensia Ave and the San Telmo Square. Lots of wonderful cafes, bars and restaurants very close.

    The rooms were a bit dark, but this was the nature of the builidng. The price for a single person was nearly same as for double.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Everybody at the reception was really loveable and helpful! Very nice young men speaking very good English and Portuguese too. The interior of the hotel is extremely charming, nothing like any other hotel I have ever been to.

    No minibar in the room, but the reception people are available to serve drinks 24 hours per day, for very reasonable prices. If you don't know the city, don't just walk out and go to a random direction, you may quickly end up in pretty gloomy areas. Make sure you know where you are going or ask for precise directions.

  • 6.2
    Good

    the location and design of the hotel. it's cosy and good for a one or two night stay.

    there was no hot water when i had to take a shower at 6.00 am! and the pressure was ridiculous... i had to leave really early in the morning and the guy from the desk said they would arrange a quick breakfast for us but he forgot to tell the other guy...

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Friendly efficient multilingual staff. Central location in trendy San Telmo. Free reliable wi-fi throughout. Good security & in room safe. Comfortable bed. Small boutique size.

    This was my second stay at this hotel, but in contrast to my first visit I found my sleep disturbed by loud guests in the public areas of hotel & a great deal of street noise. I recommend requesting a room at the back of the hotel away from the street, bar & stairs.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    It's small size & central location. Good security, free wi-fi, safe in room. Friendly efficient staff.

    Enjoyed my stay.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Pleasant and interesting space, architecturally in a colorful part of Buenos Aires.

    Although friendly and available, theynwe a little too laid back and were a bit unreliable.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Design and layout was very attractive - its a rennovated mansion. Breakfast was fresh and tasty - we arrived early on the morning of our first day and were offered breakfast even though we weren't 'entitled' to it! Nice touch. Rooms clean and plenty of space

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The friendliness and helpfulness of staff who are willing to chat to you about local issues and assist you with tourism advice was excellent. The location is fantastic with so much to do and see all within walking distance. The 24/7 security is excellent. We like boutique small hotels and this is excellent.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Hotel Babel is a wonderful place to be at in Buenos Aires. It offers a relaxed atmosphere in the centre of the city. San Telmo is a great place to be and offers a good start for the rest of the city. The rooms are excellent , as are the staff. Very good breakfast. One of the best value for money hotels we have been.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Boutique hotel with 9 rooms in a great location in San Telmo! Plaza Dorrego is just around the corner with outdoor cafes and street performance tango dancers. Easy to walk to many places and inexpensive taxis everywhere. Very knowledge staff to help you plan your sightseeing days. Rooms are minimalist, but functional with free WIFI, and a simple breakfast is included.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The staff was very friendly and helpful, breakfast was good and plentyful. Good location in San Telmo.

    Our room was small and didn't have windows, so the air got sticky pretty quickly.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  60 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Argentina

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Train
Constitución railway station5000 ft
Underground
Independencia Subway Station3000 ft
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